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Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Gift from the neighbor ( or curse maybe!) this Out of Control vine has pale lavender trumpet blooms

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Looks like convolvulus, which is not considered a gift by most gardeners.

2 Aug, 2008


????Convululus has white flowers??? Agree that the leaves look like it - but pale mauve flowers????

2 Aug, 2008


Thanks, I had a look on the internet and found the common name. Started with Convululus but it wasnt quite the match. Hedge Bindweed seems to fit from the pics I saw. I love how quickly this vine grows up the wall but on the other hand it is almost impossible to keep under control...

2 Aug, 2008


We have the purple one here too. It looked similar to white convulvulus so in my ignorance I assumed it was a relative, but maybe it's a different plant. I have to say that it is not so vigorous as the white.

2 Aug, 2008


Then I guess Im lucky that I didnt end up with the White one LoL!

2 Aug, 2008


Sorry - but the one you have is just as bad! Now I know what it is, I know why I thought the leaves were the same - they are just a bit smaller than the more common Bindweed, but this plant is just a slightly prettier version, just as rampant though! Get rid of it!

2 Aug, 2008


I have been mulling that over, getting rid of it, will have to dig up the bed in the spring and then hit it with Roundup unfortunately. Means I will lose my daylilies...I dont dare try to transplant them as they might carry the vine to another part of the garden. I will have a bare patch there for one season but the next year I will be able to replant...thinking of putting in some Clematis.

2 Aug, 2008


Anything in the bird box?

3 Aug, 2008


No, think its a bit low and too close to a path for the birdies, they will perch on it tho..

4 Aug, 2008

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